Ephesians - Part 4

The lesson on October 27, 2013 was part 4 of the "Ephesians" study and covered verses 7-11 but first reviewed the previous lessons. The three W's were covered again showing the Will of the Father, the Work of the Son, and the Witness of the Spirit showed there was a work going on in the Trinity which was before the foundation of the world.  There are also three blessings that go along with the three W's.  Where the gospel is preached, the next step is to grow on right division, which will allow you to see the meat of scripture.  We reviewed the carnal blessings in scripture that were given to Israel and then to the Gentiles in the New Testament during Acts because the Gentile was grafted into the olive tree of Israel.  After Acts, PAul the prisoner of the Lord, revealed the Mystery, which was a secret that was hid in God before the foundation of the world.  This is our calling for today and contains all spiritual blessing in heavenly places.  With every spiritual blessings given to us today, this does not include carnal blessings of the pre-Acts 28 calling that people try to pull forward into the present age. Carnal blessings come from hard work! The scripture reading was in Ephesians 1:7-11 KJV

Ephesians - Part 3

The lesson on October 20, 2013 was part 3 of the "Ephesians" study and reviewed the high points from the previous lesson before moving into the main emphasis. In Ephesians 4:1, which is the start of the second major section in Ephesians, the word "beseech" means along side.  Paul is calling you alongside your calling whereby you are callled!  You have to understand the calling that Paul is disclosing to you now in this age.  Paul in Ephesians is revealing the Mystery, which was hidden before the foundation of the world (as opposed to from or since) and is a special truth given to Paul the prisoner of Christ.  Paul tells us in this sacred secret that you have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. In the first 14 verses of Ephesians, we learn of the Will of the Father (1:3-6), the Work of the Son (1:7-11), and the Witness of the Holy Spirit (1:12-14). Finally, the new part of the lesson teaches us about spiritual blessings as opposed to carnal blessings.  We learn the difference of blessings before Acts 28 when comparing our spiritual blessings with previous prayer promises.  Without RightDivison, the christian will be frustrated if they expect blessings based on the previous administration when Gentiles were a part of Israels calling.  The scripture reading was in Ephesians 1:7-11 KJV

Ephesians - Part 2

The lesson on October 13, 2013 continued the "Ephesians" study with part 2 and answered the question why Ephesians is so important to us in this age.  A contrast was presented in Acts 13 which was a ministry that was presented in picture form of the future Ephesians message.  We learned in Acts 13 that Saul, which was his Hebrew name, also had a Gentile name which was Paul.  In Acts, Paul was teaching to the Jew first in Synagogues all the way until the end of Acts.  Judaizers are those who try and pull us back in Acts period truths that were part of the previous administration.  Paul is taking us forward to be free from that which was given to the Jew showing us a brand new revelation that Paul is revealing that was hidden in God before the foundation of the world.  In Acts, the olive tree was where the Gentiles were grafted in to provoke Isreal to jealousy, but that olive tree was chopped down in Acts 28 (but not forever).  God will bring Israel back to fulfill all the promises they were given.  Ephesians was when God revealed a hidden plan to the Gentiles. The scripture reading for this lesson was in Acts 13:11-13 KJV

Ephesians - Part 1

The lesson on October 6, 2013 started a new series on Ephesians and provided an overview of the book. Ephesians is such a huge blessing in the life of a Christian.  When you truly understand the message in Ephesians, it is like being born again, again.  When you look at Ephesians, there is an apparent structure to it.  When you look at Paul's declaration in Ephesians 4:1 and 3:1 of being a prisoner of the Lord, this identifies this as a prison epistle but it is much more than that.  We are encouraged to walk worthy of the basis on the doctrine we were just given.  The structure of the six chapters of Ephesians is divided in chapters 1-3, which was all doctrine which is the basis on which we walk worthy.  Chapters 4-6 are the practical instructions.  When you study Ephesians, you are in the meat of scripture.  The scripture reading was from Ephesians 1:1-6 KJV

Four Days in Scripture - Part 7

The lesson on October 28, 2012 was part 7 of the study "Four Days in Scripture" and continued on with the Day of Christ.  The scripture reading was in Philippians 1:8-11 KJV "8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God."


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